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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Poison

The attention of the world has been focused upon Orlando this week as we try to come to terms with the worst mass shooting in American history. The young man's offer of allegiance to some radical groups from the middle east has also focused us on what we are pleased to call "radical Islam", even though it now appears that the groups Omar Mateen was speaking of are hostile one to the other. It was as if, during World War II, someone had proclaimed his loyalty to both the Axis and the Allies. We are too quick to assume that we know who our enemy is, and much too quick to get self-righteous about it. It is the poison we feed ourselves.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Poison by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sola Scriptura

What are the differences between the concepts of faith, tradition and religion? What are their shared commonalities? Why do we do thing things we do?

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Sola Scriptura by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Voices

In our arrogance, I believe we would characterize the experience of Biblical prophets as signs of mental illness, rather than revelation. Question is: do you hear voices? What voices? What do they tell you?

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Voices, by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at HTTP://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The O'Reilly Factor

Contemporary people seem to carry a great mistrust of authority, and that extends to the church organizations. We're seeing the rise of congregations unaffiliated with any denominational understanding. Maybe that's good. Maybe it's not. Conflicts with understandings of the Gospel go back a long way.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The O'Reilly Factor by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Bridge Inspector

What sort of world do you believe you live within? Is it a deterministic world devoid of meaning unless human effort imposes meaning, or a world with a structure that guides the human soul? It's an important question, for your answer to it will blind you to any evidence to the contrary.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Bridge Inspector by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Gift

A spectacular "found sermon" from the wonderful folks at RadioLab WNYC whose kind permission to use their story forms the heart of this story of the intervention of the Holy Spirit empowering a father to do what no human father could do on his own. I am humbled by the story of Hector Black and I hope you will be blessed by it. Because there is so much audio in it, it was not possible to have a text version.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5702269/The%20Gift.mp3

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Gift by clicking  HERE  for audio.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Spirit of the Times

God never asks you do undertake that which you cannot do. God does require of you that you do what you can do. Are you doing it?

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Spirit of the Times by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.